Western conference is really insane this year. Just look at the records : there isn't much of a difference between the 8th seeded team and New Orleans. A few days ago I would have said that Cuban messed up with the Kidd trade (might still be true) but especially with the emotional Nowitzki return I would agree with you that Warriors are not going to make it into the playoffs. I also have a hunch that if the Mavs make the playoffs, they might go very deep. Would be teh typical NBA-Cinderella-story. They were robbed two years ago,, they messed up last year, and --with Kidd -- the forlorn son has returned home. Just imagine the marketing the NBA could come up with if they win a championship. So I expect well-wishing referees.